Last month I challenged you to consider our wealth, free your wallet if you like!
This month the challenge is to free your mind! There are many ways that is a good thing to do, maybe we’ll have a series, but in particular I’ve been thinking of ways to create positive cycles, to make living positively easier. Like the opposite to cycles of negativity, let’s get into good habits.
So what is your screensaver? What is the background picture on your laptop, PC, phone or tablet? It’s something that stares at you, or at least is there all the time. A constant reminder. An excellent place to advertise the operating system, or your company’s logo.
People fill it with pictures of the family, favorite sports team, maybe a picture from a film or game, a celebrity or someone who looks gorgeous.
I’ll leave you to weigh up the pros and cons of each, but I challenge you to think about it. This picture is something that you’ll see a great deal of, even small glimpses of, but it’s always there. The bible has some direction on such things;
Luke 11:34 NLT
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.
And reiterated in Matthew..
Matthew 6:22-23 NLT
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!
Suddenly that background picture seems more important! (If you want to read more think through Proverbs 17:24 and Proverbs 4:23-27)
It also occurs to me that late at night this may be the last thing you see before surfing the net. It could be the reminder you need to stay on the right kind of website, or even just turn off and go to bed.
Now I’m not saying it needs to be a big fat cross (nice though that may be), but maybe a family/friends picture, or a countryside scene of awesome beauty. What is important is the connection you make with it, the thoughts it evokes. I’ve used some great ones from desktopography.net – some superbly stunning pictures on there, like the one at the top of this post. It could even have some inspirational words, a subtle bible verse, or even just a single word that encourages you.
It’s about the little things that make living a good and positive life that much easier.
So let us know – what is on your background?